This is an area that's charmed visitors throughout the years. In the 1920s, intrepid British travel writer Rosita Forbes described it as having "gorges of clouded amethyst" while UNESCO lauded it as "one of the world's most spectacular landscapes", with its jagged mountain peaks, deep ravines and precipices plunging more than 1500 metres.
As you stride through grassy meadows scattered with everlasting daisies, bright yellow St John's Wort and golden acacia, it's easy to understand its charm. And as you scramble up basalt cliffs and admire the breathtaking views in every direction – always looking out for the tragic giant lobelia, a lofty plant that grows for up to 20 years, flowers once, then dies – the sky's rarely empty either.
The park is revered by birders for its variety and sheer numbers, with awe-inspiring glimpses of the huge lammergeiers, the bearded vultures, with their two-metre wingspan, and tawny eagles.
What to Pack?
Working rechargeable headlamp or flashlight also called Torchlight, Nutrition – Extra food, Warm clothing - Blanket and a Sweater/Hoodie, Medication if you have any. A Backpack/Knapsack to carry your items.
For every event, there is a lead guide or team chosen for their knowledge and expertise in the adventure locaton to guide and lead such event. Kindly follow their simple rules to keep things running smoothly, they are humans like you.
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· Entry fee to Tour sites
· Guide fees
· Service Fee
Accommodation:Included. Camping, standard lodge on a trek, hotel in Addis Ababa.
Exclusions: Visas, insurance, tips, Flight
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Arrival at Addis Ababa and city sightseeing.
Welcome to Africa!! Enjoy the secrets of Addis.
Day 2 - Addis - Sankaber.
Domestic flight to Gondar, drive to Debark. Start trekking along the cliffs. First impressive views over the dramatic mountain range.
Day 3- Adventure begins
Trek to Gich (trek 2-3 hrs, horse ride 3-4hrs)
At Sankaber will pack up the gear and meet mule men before commencing the trek to Gich. Traverse along the escarpment before dropping down to get the views. From here we will ascend through terraced farmland to the village of Gich and walk through to the camp.
Day 4 -rek to Chenek (trek 3-4 hrs, horse ride 4-5 hrs)
The longest but the most beautiful day. We will trek to the camp along the whole escarpment, bounded by a semi circular ring of cliffs via the astonishing view points at the peaks of Imetgogo ( 3926 masl) and Inatye (4070 masl). This is also where we will try to spot the endemic mammals of the park after some tea & coffee in the afternoon.
Day 5 – Mt. Bwahit – 4,430 masl (optional: 5-6 hrs trek to summit or horse ride the plateau)
We will slowly climb up to the 2nd highest peak in the Simien called Mt. Bwahit and walk back to the camp have lunch and then relax for some time around with stunning views right from the camp, finally drive back to the Gondar.
Day 6 - fly back to Addis and home.
“ If you are looking for a magical and picturesque place in Africa then this is a great place to go! I’d recommend this to anyone who loves a good adventure!”
Bethel Nature Connect
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